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Michael Graves

Adjunct Professor


Master of Arts in Old Testament


Michael Graves (PhD) serves as Professor of Old Testament and Armerding Chair of Biblical Studies at Wheaton College (IL). He received his PhD from the Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion. His research focuses on the history of Jewish and Christian interpretation of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, St. Jerome and the Latin Bible, and the relationship between the Bible and the Qur’an. He is an active member of Gary United Methodist Church in Wheaton, where he teaches adult education classes, serves on various committees, and finds particular joy in being an usher.    

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Areas of Expertise

  • Old Testament
  • The Latin Bible
  • Judaism
  • The Qur’an
  • World Religions 


Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion, PhD

Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion, MPhil 

Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, MA

Wheaton College, BA 

Professional Affiliations/Memberships

  • Society of Biblical Literature   
  • Association for Jewish Studies 
  • North American Patristics Society 
  • International Qur’anic Studies Association  

Courses Taught

ME 308: World Religions and Cultures 

Books & Resources

Recent Books

Jerome, Epistle 106 (On the Psalms): Introduction, Translation, and Commentary. Writings from the Greco-Roman World (Atlanta: SBL Press, 2022).   

How Scripture Interprets Scripture: What Biblical Writers Can Teach Us about Reading the Bible (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2021).  

Biblical Interpretation in the Early Church. Ad Fontes: Early Christian Sources (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2017). 

The Inspiration and Interpretation of Scripture: What the Early Church Can Teach Us (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2014).   

For a selection of essays, click here.